View Full Version : Can't find "arm-elf-gcc"

September 7th, 2006, 11:37 AM
I feel like an idiot for asking this kind of question but I'm beginning to run out of ideas.

I'm trying to compile Rockbox, the open source OS for a number of arhocs, iriver and apple DAPs, but I keep getting told that I do not have this 'arm-elf-gcc'. I've tried using the package manager to locate something like this but with no success. I've tried following a suggestion to install 'build essentials' or something like that with no success. I have a feeling I should learn the basiscs before venturing into this but if anybody can tell me how to get this thing, I promise I will at some future date :)

EDIT: Nevermind, found the answer I was looking for in the Rocbox forums.

July 10th, 2007, 06:52 PM
Hi, I am doing the same thing as you(compiling rockbox) and having the same issue. Could you please point me to where you found the solution?

November 24th, 2007, 08:39 PM
I guess you've found a solution, but for future reference:

January 11th, 2008, 08:41 AM
I too am having a go at compiling latest rockbox...

keen to have vcard viewer active.

st14n is right. (http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/CrossCompiler)
descibes a file in the svn or build package that will get the proper compiler you require.


you will also need build-essential prior to running the script.

sudo apt-get install build-essential

July 10th, 2009, 05:46 PM
+1. Building for Sansa Fuze.
I can comfirm that tools/rockboxdev.sh works, and I'm compiling arm-elf-gcc right now. Thanks!